64th TIFF: Greek Premiere

Three generations of Portuguese men who live between dreams, lost glories and existential crises find their lives intertwined with a wander-woman, a warm flâneuse who sends letters that detail her wanderings. A film in opposition to the idea of a gentrified city, introducing a bouquet of incredible, offbeat characters: Tiago, a tour guide, has had his heart broken, and, in his cuckolded desperation, he leads Karen, a grieving Brazilian woman approaching old age, around a Lisbon of strange suicidal heroes. Tiago lives with his father, Raul, an old sailor haunted by historical defeats, and with his son, Manuel, a teenager who, living in a bubble, dreams with the preparation of a solitary, but erotic, trip to the cosmos. Karen is almost a specter between these three generations of men and has for a confidant a letterbox, in which she posts letters to her late husband, tales from a happy past life. Raul goes along with his son Tiago’s reveries and together they take Karen through dreams, lost glories, and catastrophes to meet a fallen hero who disappeared many centuries ago on an island in the South Atlantic Ocean

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Available at the Agora Market TIFF64.

Direction: Telmo Churro
Script: Mariana Ricardo, Telmo Churro
Cinematography: Mário Castanheira
Editing: Pedro Filipe Marques
Sound: Miguel Martins
Actors: Pedro Inês, Denise Fraga, José Manuel Mendes, João Carvalho, Lídia Franco, Maria João Pinho, Teresa Madruga, Maria Emília Correia
Production: O Som e a Fúria
Producers: Luís Urbano, Sandro Aguilar
Make Up: Nuno Esteves
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Portugal
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 123'
Contact: Shellac

Telmo Churro

Born in Lisbon in 1977. He studied Cinema at Escola Superior Artística do Porto and editing at Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema. He was the screenwriter and editor of Our Beloved Month of August (2008) and the Arabian Nights Trilogy (2014), both by Miguel Gomes. He was also editor of Portuguese documentaries such as Rio Corgo (2015), by Sérgio Da Costa and Maya Kosa, Eldorado XXI (2016), by Salomé Lamas, and Viveiro (2019), by Pedro Filipe Marques.


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